The death toll due to Bahawalpur oil tanker fire incident has risen to 157 on Monday as the police have registered the case against the driver, owner and manager of the tanker.

More than a hundred victims were being treated in different hospital, many of them badly injured due to the incident.

According to health sources, 126 were killed on the spot while 31 died later during the treatment within two days.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also announced to hold an inquiry into the incident and declared that the government has made a policy decision to provide jobs to the injured as well as family members of the deceased.

The premier, alongside Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, was holding a press conference during a visit to the site of the accident in Ahmedpur East.

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